As of next week you’ll now be able to access Amazon’s Alexa via the Amazon app on your Apple iPhone. Sadly, the Alexa-focused update does not come with the Door Lock API, making it impossible for users to lock and unlock doors with smart locks using the Amazon app just yet. You can download the latest version of the Amazon app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch on the App Store. They even had a blowout Alexa shopping weekend where voice shopping deals galore were made available to Amazon Echo device users. Amazon Prime members can stream playlists, stations and also ask Alexa a question about people, geography, dates, music and sports. On the contrary, Google Assistant is yet to master the skills as it offers less than 100 as opposed to the 10,000 skills offered by Alexa. Here’s everything you need to know about Alexa on iOS, including how it works and what it can do. Alexa dominated the scene at CES 2017, showing up on products ranging from smart TVs and refrigerators, to sleep-aid systems and home alarms. It remains to be seen what other roles the digital assistant will be given.
Starting today, Alexa is rolling out to the Amazon iOS app for all users. When you ask Alexa to play media, player controls will appear on the screen. Why strain those vocal cords when you have the Alexa Voice Remote.
All users will need to do is tap the microphone in the search bar to begin the voice request.
Up until now if you wanted Alexa to handle all your virtual assistant related needs then the obvious thing to do was buy an Echo speaker straight from Amazon itself. Both skills can now be accessed via Amazon’s voice-controlled speakers, Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. The company is working with the likes of Ford and BMW for integrating Alexa for smart cars. Yes, users can now talk to Alexa on their iPhones on the go and get things done.